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ambassador to this new burma, derek mitchell, is here with us today. he and the assistant secretary kirk campbell are not only in constant communication, but ongoing consultation with many representatives of different constituencies in burma so we can provide the help and support that is necessary and appropriate. last december, i have the honor of visiting suu kyi in the house that was once her prison. we talked of many things including the challenge of moving from prison to politics. -- from protest to politics. that is what her country needs from her now. i know a little bit about how hard that transition can be. if it exposes you to a new sort of criticism and even attacked and requires -- and even attack and requires the pragmatic coalition-building that is the lifeblood of politics, but may disappoint the purists who upheld faith with you while you were on the outside. in the months since suu kyi locked out of house arrest and suu kyi walked out of house arrest and into the political our arena, she has proved to be unnatural, campaigning hard and staying focused on what needs to be
to this new burma, derek mitchell, is here with us today. he and the assistant secretary kirk campbell are not only in constant communication, but ongoing consultation with many representatives of different constituencies in burma so we can provide the help and support that is necessary and appropriate. last december, i have the honor of visiting suu kyi in the house that was once her prison. we talked of many things including the challenge of moving from prison to politics. that is what her country needs from her now. i know a little bit about how hard that transition can be. if it exposes you to a new sort of criticism and even attacked and requires -- and even attack and requires the pragmatic coalition-building that is the lifeblood of politics, but may disappoint the purists who upheld faith with you while you were on the outside. in the months since suu kyi locked out of house arrest and into the political our arena, she has proved to be unnatural, campaigning hard and staying focused on what needs to be done today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow to move her country forward.
did restore full diplomatic relations with myanmar in january. and derek mitchell was named the first american ambassador there since 1990. the obama administration also has lifted some economic sanctions, allowing for american investment in myanmar. and, it is currently weighing lifting others, including the ban on imports from the southeast asian country. yesterday in washington, suu kyi urged a greater easing of u.s. sanctions >> i think that our people must start taking responsibility for their own destiny. i do not think we should depend on u.s. sanctions to keep up the momentum of our movement for democracy. >> warner: her visit also included a private meeting with president obama at the white house late today. next, she goes to new york to address the u.n. general assembly. >> warner: today, the treasury department eased some restrictions on the current government, removing myanmar's president from a list of individuals barred from doing business or owning property in the u.s. i'm joined now by maureen aung- thwin, who was just taken off the myanmar government's black list in t
are in close contact with government and opposition leaders. our first ever ambassador to this new burma, derek mitchell, is here with us today. and he along with the team that assistant secretary curt campbell leads are not only in constant communication but ongoing consultation with many representatives of different constituencies in burma so that we can provide the help and support that is necessary and appropriate. last sess, i had the honor of visiting suu chi in the house that was once her prison and we talked about many things, including the challenge of moving from protest to politics and becoming a stateswoman and that's what her country needs from her now. i know a little bit about how hard that can be. it exposes you to a new sort of criticism and attack and requires the kind of pragmatic compromise and coalition building that is the life blood of politics but may disappoint the purists who have held faith with you while you were on the outside. yet in the months since she walked out of house arrest and into the political arena, she has proven herself to be a natural. campaigning har
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